Digital Transitions DT BC100 Book Capture System

Reproduction for Cultural & Heritage

The Cultural Heritage world is diverse, with many different needs and challenges. For this reason Specular provide reproduction solutions from Digital Transitions and Phase One who offer modular and configurable solutions, which can be tailored to all specific needs.

The need for digitization is rapidly growing, with increasing focus on public access, research and preservation of information for the future. Many museums, libraries, and archives are expanding their digitization efforts, with exciting possibilities made available by the rapid growth of internet access. The era of preservation-grade mass digitization programs is not “coming soon” – it is here.

Tailor made solutions for reproduction

All Cultural Heritage collections are unique and diverse. Common cultural heritage collections include:

• Flat Materials

• Rare books & bound material

• Transparent material and film scanning

• 3D Objects

Specular consult to provide solutions that can be specific or diverse, depending on the diversity of the collection and quantities to be captured.

Our solutions revolve around a RAW workflow. Some solutions involve the following products :

DT RGC3040 Copy Stand – a modern copy stand built for preservation grade digitization. Manufactured from aerospace aluminum to 0.005” tolerances it holds its planarity and alignment through years of use.

DT RGC180 Reprographic Capture Cradle – the ultimate integration of book capture and reprographic technology..

DT BC100 Book Scanning system – the only true 48 bit, production-grade, conservation friendly book scanning system on the market. It meets the stringent demands of cultural institutions, providing the highest image quality, speed, and reliability needed to capture a wide variety of bound and loose material — all while protecting the originals.

DT RCam reproduction camera – A camera that combines with Phase One IQ digital backs, purpose built for programmatic digitization projects.

Read more about some of the solutions that we provide. Download the product brochure
Phase One Cultural & Heritage range June 2016 (pdf) (20MB)

Read more about the Phase One IQ backs here.

Contact us to discuss a solution that is right for your project.

Phase One iXR Reproduction Camera System

The Phase One iXR is a fully integrated, robust digital camera system enabling a highly productive solution for digitization, fine art reproduction and diverse industrial applications.

  • Mirror-free System – more rugged and robust
  • Ultimate Image Sharpness with Phase One & Schneider lenses
  • Excellent Color And Detail
  • Remote Focus and Capture
  • Efficient Workflow using Capture One software

Phase One Industrial iXR Reprographic Camera

The Phase One iXR is a fully integrated, robust digital camera system enabling a highly productive solution for digitization, fine art reproduction and diverse industrial applications.

Using input from leading reproduction experts, the iXR was built from the ground up to meet the exacting needs of the reproduction photographer and was designed to streamline workflow by enabling you to take full control of the entire process. The iXR’s impressive combination of outstanding image quality, high productivity and rugged engineering makes it the perfect camera system for getting your work done on time and on budget.

iXR Image Quality

Designed for full compatibility with Phase One’s legendary medium format product line, the iXR delivers the clean, detailed image quality that only high resolution, medium format systems can produce. The combination of IQ digital backs, Schneider-Kreuznach leaf shutter and Phase One focal plane lenses guarantees image quality that is second to none.

  • Dynamic Range – 12.5 f-stops is standard in Phase One IQ digital backs, which are available in 40 MP, 60 MP and 80 MP resolutions.
  • Ultimate Image Sharpness – Phase One’s extensive array of lenses, including Schneider-Kreuznach leaf shutter lenses.
  • Excellent Color And Detail – Advanced algorithms provided by Phase One’s Capture One workflow software and DALSA CCD sensors and ensure faithful reproduction of what the human eye sees.
  • The DALSA Sensor Advantage – Phase One IQ digital backs are built around cutting-edge DALSA CCD sensors. Through years of collaboration we have developed a strong partnership that has helped to produce the high-caliber sensors found in the IQ digital backs.

Phase One IQ Digital Backs

The iXR Camera System is fully integrated with Phase One’s leading IQ series digital backs. A high dynamic range on the 80, 60 and 40 megapixel backs produce images with fine tonal gradations and details. The 80 and 60 megapixel backs have a 4 to 3 aspect ratio when shooting at a 645 full frame size, ensuring the best coverage with your lenses. The high resolution gives you maximum versatility with your images, ensuring top quality and usability, even when you work with cropped images.

Read more about the Phase One IQ backs here.

iXR Productivity – Tailor-made for reproduction

Full-integration between the core components that make up the iXR system ensures an end-to-end workflow solution. Remote focusing and capture are made possible via seamless connectivity with Phase One’s Capture One workflow software, achieving previously unseen levels of productivity and speed.

Quick Lens Change – Flexible design enables quick and easy lens changes without the use of lens boards or adapters.

Remote Focus and Capture – Adjust focus and quickly move from Live View to capture, remotely, using your mouse or keyboard.

iXR Rugged Engineering – Built to last

The Phase One iXR body, made from tough, aircraft-grade aluminium alloy, is built without a mirror and viewfinder to present a real workhorse, heavy duty solution. The elimination of the mirror minimizes vibration and reduces the number of moving parts. These measures create a rugged, robust solution with increased longevity when compared to other medium format camera solutions. The modular nature of medium format digital systems lets you easily upgrade as new technologies become available.

  • Rugged and Robust – Built to last, the Phase One iXR camera body is made from extremely durable aircraft-grade aluminum alloy.
  • Industrial Connectors – Self-locking LEMO connectors make sure that cables stay securely connected while you work.
  • Constant Aperture – Lens remains at stopped-down aperture settings between shots, reducing vibration and additional wear on the lens.
  • Mirror-free System – The Phase One iXR has few moving parts to ensure minimal vibrations, longevity and easier maintenance.
  • Compact, Small Footprint – The Phase One iXR has a small footprint and includes two 3/8 inch threaded tripod head sockets to enable a secure mounting of the camera in both horizontal and vertical modes.

Lens compatibility

The Phase One iXR body is compatible with all the following lenses

  • Phase One digital focal plane lenses
  • Mamiya digital focal plane lenses
  • Schneider Kreuznach 645 leaf shutter lenses

NB : Old Mamiya 645 AF lenses will function, but quality will be lens that that of the above mentioned lenses.

Capture One Software – Image Capture & Processing

Capture One is a professional capture, RAW conversion and image editing software which has been optimized for shooting with Phase One camera systems. Together with the Phase One camera system, it delivers the world’s highest image quality with excellent color and detail. It contains all of the essential tools for high-end performance in one package to enable you to capture, adjust, organize, edit and process images in a fast, flexible and efficient workflow.

Capture One Software – Phase One Software Development Kit

The Phase One SDK provides a set of tools which enables building custom applications for image capturing and processing with Phase One camera system files. With the Phase One SDK, your developers have a high degree of control over capture and processing parameters for images produced by Phase One camera systems. For instance, you can set accurately timed capture intervals and batch process a set of files with specific parameters (e.g. exposure + 1, white balance at 5500 Kelvin).

Download the product brochure
Phase One iXR Product Brochure PDF (2.1MB)